June 1, 2008


Sleek, sexy, even regal thrones - er, toilets:Crafted in materials from stainless steel to leather and ash, toilets can be art objects too. (Mary Beth Breckenridge, 5/31/08, AKRON BEACON JOURNAL)

There are loos. And then there are lulus.

The humble toilet isn't necessarily a plain-Jane - or should we say plain-John? - fixture anymore. It's gone upscale, fashioned in stainless steel, clad in leather, and pimped out with heated seats, water-jet cleansing systems, and all manner of gadgetry designed to make your stay more satisfying.

It's all in keeping with the increasing emphasis placed on kitchens and bathrooms, says Lenora Campos, public relations manager for the U.S. arm of high-tech Japanese toilet-maker Toto.

Those are the two most popular rooms for renovation, and many people are treating their bathrooms less as utilitarian places than as spalike refuges, she says.

...than Hodding Carter.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 1, 2008 4:54 PM
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